Musical Images for Piano Vol. 4
Musical images for Piano
Reflections & Recollections, Vol. 4
Performed by Van-Anh Nguyen
MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANO: REFLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS VOL. 4 is the last installment of Mark John McEncroe’s REFLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS series.
These are very personal pieces inspired by a variety of chapters in his life. As a composer, McEncroe draws upon past experiences and the tranquility of his Japanese garden and Koi pond. Beyond that, he lets his music tell his stories, and encourages listeners to look inward and create their own context with his compositions to establish a deeper and more personal connection to the music.
While McEncroe often releases piano reductions of his larger scale pieces in an effort to make the most of each composition, the music featured on this album was crafted specifically for solo piano performance.
As a retired chef, this Australian composer and classically-trained pianist is always thinking about his works in terms of ingredients; by carefully blending seemingly disparate “flavors,” he consistently concocts surprising and satisfying tonal creations. In this latest volume, McEncroe does just that, drawing on his own personal experiences to inform his music.
Release Date: January 14th, 2022
Catalog #: NV6391
Format: Physical & Digital